Attractions Of The Nairobi Gallery

The Nairobi Gallery

The Magnificent Nairobi Gallery – Promoting Cultural Diversity 

The Nairobi Gallery a branch of the National Museums of Kenya is a gazette monument located at Kenyatta Avenue and Uhuru Highway roundabout next to Nyayo house. The building is an example of Victorian architecture situated at Kenya’s point zero from where distances to all corners of the country and subsequently to the continent and the world were measured from.

Attractions Of The Nairobi Gallery

Art Exhibitions

An art exhibition from Nigeria

The Gallery has dedicated one room for hosting changing art exhibitions by both the pioneer and upcoming artists within and outside Kenya.

Point Zero

Magdalene Odunda’s clay vessel at the centre of the rotunda which is the point zero. She is the only Kenyan to achieve such a distinction, having received the OBE from the Queen of England

Original entrance leads to point zero location from where all the distances to all corners of the country were measured from.

Victorian Architectural Designs Of The Building

The stone wall

The exterior of the building is decorated with columns, niches, friezes and pediments of natural stone.

Colonial Safes

The Nairobi Gallery has two old safes that were used by the colonial government.

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A unique collection of textiles, books, art pieces, artifacts, jewelries and furniture’s by Joseph Murumbi are on display

Interactive Public Programs

The gallery holds various interactive programs to different audiences including school groups and artists.

Guided Tours

Individuals/groups enjoy guided tours by well-trained guides who interprets the exhibition.

Weekends /Holiday Activities /Artist Programmes

An artist workshop at the Nairobi Gallery

Different relevant interactive programs are designed for school children and young artists. The Nairobi Gallery also organizes for young artist workshops to mentor them in different themed art activities.

Gift Shop

An artist workshop at the Nairobi Gallery

The gallery has a gift shop where one can purchase different publications, art pieces and documentaries.

Below Are The Entrance Rates

Nairobi Gallery           Citizen (Kshs)               Residents              Non- Residents

Adults                           150                              600                            1,000

Below 16 years             150                             400                              500

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